Even if it is a brief musing on SHIELD.
I think I finally clicked on one major element that is not working for me; the music.
GOOD music can save otherwise mediocre things, bring a bit more emotion, a bit more drama, a bit more tension, etc. But SHIELD's music is...kinda bland and generic, y'know?
If it had a great, rockin' score, that would *really* help punch up the proceedings.